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Three Children's Baftas for Horrible Histories

Brian Cant
Image caption Brian Cant received two standing ovations as he picked up his special award

CBBC show Horrible Histories has won three awards at the Children's Baftas, where former Play School presenter Brian Cant picked up a special award.

The light-hearted history show won best comedy and best writing, with star Jim Howick winning best performer.

Gary Barlow of Take That presented CBeebies with the best channel prize.

Yet it was 77-year-old Cant who was the most popular winner on Sunday, earning two standing ovations from the audience at the Park Lane Hilton in London.

"When I became a man I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child and they paid me for it," he said as he accepted his prize.

Best known for Play School, Cant also voiced characters on such shows as Trumpton and Camberwick Green.

CBeebies also took home prizes for ZingZillas, in the interactive category, and Timmy Time, for best pre-school animation.

CBeebies' Justin Fletcher, meanwhile, won best presenter for sketch show Something Special.

Fletcher beat last year's winner Richard Hammond - nominated for CBBC's Blast Lab - to the prize.

Yet CBBC did win best drama for Tracy Beaker Returns, best entertainment for Relic: Guardians of the Museum and best animation for Shaun the Sheep.

CBBC's Newsround special Living with Alcohol also won in the best factual programme category.

Animated hit Up, meanwhile, was named best film at the awards, hosted by Barney Harwood.

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